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Italy ready to lead Lebanon force if Europe commits

Italy is ready to lead a U.N. force in southern Lebanon if its European partners commit themselves to the operation, which the Italian opposition warned on Monday could prove to be a “kamikaze” mission. Prime Minister Romano Prodi, asked by Israel’s Ehud Olmert on Sunday to lead the new multinational force of up to 15,000 troops, sought French, German and Turkish assurances this weekend that Italy would not head into Lebanon alone. Full Story

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